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Maratha Arabians crashes to six-wicket defeat

Shahid Afridi took two for 16 for Qalanders
Shahid Afridi took two for 16 for Qalanders

Bangla Tigers bowled brilliantly and batted strongly to outplay the defending champions Maratha Arabians by six wickets in the seventh match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Arabians didn't lose a wicket to score 103 runs in 10 overs. Mohammad Hafeez scored an unbeaten 61 off 30 balls as Abdul Shakoor played second fiddle with an unbeaten 34 runs.

Chasing the target, Tigers lost wickets at regular intervals but scored at a brisk pace and reached the target with 12 balls to spare.

Chief scores:

Maratha Arabians: 103/0 in 10 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 61 n.o, Abdul Shakoor 34 n.o)

Bangla Tigers: 105/4 in 8 overs (Johnson Charles 23, Andre Fletcher 31, Afif Hossain 22).

Meanwhile, in the eighth match, Qalandars registered a nine-wicket win over Team Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Opting to bowl first, Qalandars restricted Team Abu Dhabi to 100 for the loss of five wickets and then chased down the target in 8.2 overs.

Chief scores:

Team Abu Dhabi: 100/5 (J. Clarke 34, S. Afridi 2/16)

Qalanders: 104/1 in 10 overs (Sharjeel Khan 40 n o, Sohail Akhtar 27 n.o).

In the final match of the day, Northern Warriors beat Delhi Bulls by 32 runs with Wayne Parnell picking a hat-trick and Nicholas Pooran smashing a 21-ball 54.

Chief scores:

Northern Warriors: 137/3 in 10 overs (N.Pooran 54, F. Allen 28)

Delhi Bulls: 105/7 in 10 overs (R. Bopara 36,W. Parnell 3/15). (Agencies)